HindustanTimes, India, 23 Nov 2015 - The Haryana government’s recent decision to hike minimum wages of factory workers has turned to be a bane for several industries in Gurgaon that are on a cost-cutting spree.
IndianExpress, India, 22 Nov 2015 - 25 deaths at Bagrakote tea garden in North Bengal since April got CM Mamata Banerjee to tour the region, announce a package and take action against the owners. That’s 13 years too late for many in the tea country, where hunger and deaths set in a while ago.
Bloomberg, Japan, 20 Nov 2015 - Japan’s top labor-union association plans to seek base wage increases of around 2 percent for the next fiscal year, dialing back its pay ambitions after the nation entered its second recession since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office in 2012.
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